…And other Afterworders with taste. A great opportunity to see the Album of the Year™ being performed live in the studio. Mouse ears optional.
After Aaron Dessner’s sterling collaborative role on Taylor Swift’s utterly sublime folklore, my interest in The National has been piqued. I’m start from a position of basically not knowing anything of theirs, so can any discerning Afterworders guide me towards what to snog/marry/avoid, so to speak?
This Friday Taylor Swift will release her seventh album, Lover. It’s been previewed by four great singles that have swerved and wrong-footed us all and teed up the new record nicely.
Her last album, 2017’s Reputation was a harder album with a mixture of cynicism and dismissiveness. The lead single back in 2017 announced “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why..? Because she’s DEAD”.
The grammar snobs at the Princeton Review have been really hoist by their own petard. They tried to ridicule Taylor Swift but couldn’t even get her lyrics right. The sassy Ms Swift rapidly put those fuddy duddy grammarians in their place.
Unbelievable. There was a section in their test paper called “Grammar in Real Life” which read:
“Pop lyrics are a great source of bad grammar. See if you can find the error in each of the following.”
Who ever went to pop songs as a source of correct grammar anyway?
Professor Lemmy’s seminar on the use of the subjunctive? I’ll pass.